How to Make Glue From Flour & Water


Things You’ll Need

  • All-purpose flour
  • Bowls
  • Covered jar or bowl
  • Saucepan

Using flour and water, you can make a liquid glue that can be used to stick paper together. The homemade glue helps make papier-mâché projects because the glue stays clear when it dries. With the addition of heat, the glue, which is sometimes called wheat paste, gets a lot stronger. Glue can only be stored for a few days. Make the glue when you plan to use it.

Thin Glue

Step 1

When you mix 1 part all-purpose flour with 2 parts cold water in a bowl, you’ll get a dough.

Step 2

When you stir the solution, you make sure the flour and the water are mixed together. Mix the glue well to get rid of any lumps that might form.

Step 3

When you need to change the consistency, you can add more water or flour.

Step 4

When you make your own glue, put it inside of a covered jar or bowl. Put it in the fridge and use the glue in 3 to 4 days.

Thick Glue

Step 1

Pour 5 cups of water into a pot. Make sure the water comes to a boil.

Step 2

Gather up 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour and 1 cup of cold water. Mix them together in a bowl. Make sure everything is mixed well.

Step 3

Pour the flour mixture into the water that is already hot. Heat should be lowered. Gently boil the solution for 2 to 3 minutes until it thickens, then let it cool.

Step 4

Remove glue from the stove. Before you use glue, let it cool down. Glue can be kept in an open container for 2 to 3 days before it needs to be used.


Add 1 to 2 tbsp. of salt to your food to help keep mold at bay.


Keep an eye on the glue as it cooks on the stove and stir it often to keep it from burning.

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